1 in 9 Americans Think HTML Is an STD

VoucherCloud surveyed 2,392 people ages 18 or older and, according to the L.A. Times, “were given both tech and non-tech terms and were asked to choose from three possible definitions.”

The results? An embarrassing amount of Americans think HTML is a disease you can catch from another human being–which says a lot about the state of both sex and computer education in the U.S.

ohhhhhhhhh my god. i saw this headline before, but apparently it didn’t truly sink in. 

(Source: dash)

Despite all the “get girls into code”-type programs, there is so much gatekeeping around the field—from the guidance counselor who discourages female students from going into CS [computer science] to classmates and professors who question women students’ abilities at every turn.